Whilst mainland Sydney is replete with all of the attractions necessary for satisfying the discerning traveller, there’s no doubt that it’s a city best enjoyed from the water.
Indeed, both by day and by dusk, the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and towering architecture of the Central Business District form a truly unique landscape which can only be properly appreciated from the comfort of a luxury yacht.
Just as impressive as the colourful city lights they reflect at night, the waters surrounding Sydney are perfectly suited for both motor yachts and sailing yachts, making time spent cruising nothing short of memorable.
To get you inspired, we take a look at five of the best things to do when enjoying a luxury day charter in Sydney.
Perfectly primed for corporate event charters, the cruising grounds of Sydney are ideal for getting together and celebrating with both friends and associates.
Thanks to the inviting climate Sydney enjoys throughout the year, entire groups are able to get together out on the exterior and enjoy the experience of being underway.
Whether it’s clinking champagne flutes as the shifting cityscape rolls out in front of your guests, or throwing down the anchor to catch the New Year’s Eve fireworks, you can be sure that you’ll be partying in unrivalled style.
Awash with both culture and diverse cruising grounds, Sydney is unquestionably one of the finest yacht charter destinations to be found in Australia
Tracing the rich coastline of the Sydney Harbour Islands, charterers are sure to be inspired by the various views which are accessible only by boat.
Only a short distance from the mainland, destinations such as Cockatoo Island and Goat Island offer a glimpse into the rich history of Australia.
Both sites were once home to the Aboriginals and have since been preserved to educate visitors on Australia’s past
For a more relaxed island experience, head to Shark Island- named after its shape and not its residents- for a mixture of soft sands and rocky foreshores.
No doubt one of the greatest advantages of heading out on a private yacht charter has to do with eating meals against an ever-changing backdrop.
Nowhere is this more true than in Sydney, with its dynamic landscape providing guests with a sheer abundance of views to choose from when it comes to grabbing some lunch.
To properly get into the Australian spirit, there’s nothing quite like an on board BBQ to feel truly at home in the water, with grilled meats perfectly complementing the climate and surroundings.
Likewise, for those choosing to entertain larger parties, a selection of exotic fruit is sure to have party-goers nicely refreshed throughout the day.
With so much to discover, the waters surrounding Sydney are all but inexhaustible
With a number of beaches only a short cruise away from Sydney’s marinas, there’s every reason to have your superyacht sat at-anchor for a short while whilst you check out the white sands and the warm turquoise waters.
One such beach worth heading to and spending some time on is Chinaman’s Beach. Located just inside of Middle Harbour - the still waters make for perfect anchoring conditions.
For those keen to break out the scuba and diving equipment, Shelly Beach in Cabbage Tree Bay is a protected reserve with a variety of marine life for guests to familiarise themselves with.
Sequestered from the popular tourist spots which line certain sections of Sydney’s shore, a number of little-known bays can be visited thanks to knowledgeable superyacht captains.
Totally befitting the nature of a private yacht charter, these bays offer undisturbed quiet for guests to enjoy whilst spending time with friends and family.
With so many such sites tucked away along the coast and islands of Sydney, the city truly is a destination with limitless possibility.